Weekend sports roundup: Hendrix softball, baseball and track; UCA baseball and softball

The Hendrix College softball team t9ok the rubber game of a three-game series against Rhodes on Sunday with a 7-6 victory at Memhis, Tenn.

The Warriors (10-7, 4-5) outhit the Lynx (16-12, 4-2) 16-9 in the game.

Emily Stockalper (7-3) earned the win by allowing nine hits, five earned runs and striking out three. Allison Long (3-6) allowed five hits two runs in two innings to take the loss.

-Morgan Maida tied the school record with three doubles. She also scored a run and had a RBI. Sydney Ozersky went 4-for-4 with thee runs scored, a double and a triple. Stockalper went 2-for-4 with three runs batted in, a double and a home run.

Hendrix baseball

At Warrior Field, the Hendrix College baseball team fell to Sewane , 15-7, in the decisive game of the three-game series.

The Tigers upped their record to 11-9, 4-21 in the Southern Athletic Assocition. Hendrix fell to 8-12, 3-3.

(Tiger reliever Bryce Benedict (1-1) threw six innings, allowing five hits, two runs, a walk and a strikeout to get the win. Senior Colten Poellinger (0-2) took the loss in the start, lasting only two outs

Mattew Lillard went 3 for 4 with three RBI. Drew Judson was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and a RBI.

UCA baseball

The University of Central Arkansas Bears allowed a four-run inning Sunday, then left the bases loaded in the ninth inning in a 5-3 loss to the Incarnate Word Cardinals in Southland Conference action at Sullivan Field.

UCA (8-13, 1-5) dropped the series 2-1 to the Cardinals (13-8, 4-2).

Hunter Strong finished 2 for 5 and Rigo Aguilar was 2 for 4 for the Bears. UCA starter Tyler Gray (2-2) took the loss despite striking out a career-high 11 batters.

UCA returns home for six consecutive games, beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday against Southeast Missouri. The Bears also host Mississippi Valley State at 6 p.m. Wednesday, then an SLC series with New Orleans beginning Friday night at 6 p.m.

UCA, Hendrix track

Tracksters from both the University of Central Arkansas and Hendrix had record-setting efforts Saturday a the Rhodes College Invitational at Memphis.

THe UCA women set two school records. The men’s and women’s squads combined to win six events and record 35 top-five places at the meet.

Junior Logan Morton set the school record in the triple jump (39-10.50) and won the event on Friday, while senior Samantha Gibson broke the old mark in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:01.78 to take first. Other winners for UCA’s men were junior Eric Moore in the high jump (6-09.50), senior James Lassiter in the 110-meter hurdles (14.38) and freshman Zachary Jewell in the long jump (23-04.50).

For the women, sophomore Victoria Campfield, sophomore Aliyah Robinson, junior Samantha Ellis and junior Jasmine Richard won the 4x400 relay in a time of 3:56.65.

Hendrix broke four school records competing against mostly NCAA Divsion I and Division II competition with some DIII and NAIA teams.

Sophomore Michael Spainhour of Greenbrier bested his own mark in the 100 meters in 10.96, tying for 13th. He also broke teammate Josh Williams’ record set last week in the 200 meters in 22.41 seconds.

For the women, freshman Ashton Sitkowski broke five-time All-American Elizabeth Krug’s 2013 record by 1.75 inches by clearing 1.65 meters (5-5.) in winning the event.

Sophomore Melissa Pizza broke Kelly Rappe’s mile time set in 2013 by nearly eight seconds with a time of 6:04.67.

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